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"Where the ultimate goal is nothing but pleasure"

The Pleasure Bound Anthology presents a wide variety of stories that there's something for everyone, yet there's one common theme: It features six short, sexy stories where the ultimate goal is nothing but pleasure.

In Sun, Surf and Sex on the Beach by Tuesday Morrigan, Michaela Jameson vacationed in Sydney, vowing to experience all three before she headed home. However, due to the dire threats received on her life, her company hired a bodyguard to protect her, an attractive man named Donovan Kelly, who wanted to do more than protect her body. This story is a hot read, and I'm sure many a woman would give their eyeteeth to be in Michaela's place and have a bodyguard and lover in one attractive package. Not only that, but a man willing to compromise. Very sexy. My only complaint was that the suspense aspect wasn't that believable.

Aloha Kaua by Jenna Byrnes features a sexy, athletic surfer named Kale who enticed good girl Michaela Donovan into several naughty nights (and days) of fun. There are several hot beach scenes, and one thing for sure, I will never look at a lifeguard's stand the same way again. Michaela's worries and concerns about Kale are realistically done, especially when the latter refused to divulge anything about his private life. But when two strangers come together just for sex, nobody's expected to make confidences.

Honeymoon For Three by Christy Lockhart is as the title suggests--a hot menage served just the way I like it: two gorgeous men and a woman. After being jilted at the altar, Claire decides to go ahead with her honeymoon alone in Norway, only to meet up with two hunky men who are only too willing to fill her supposed husband's shoes. Wild and sizzling hot, this story heats up the pages, so prepare some ice cubes before you read this.

In Selene's Awakening by Jude Mason, David Wolf has voluntarily retired from the rat race and is living a quiet life in the wilds when pretty, spoiled rich Selene Jordan crashed into his world and makes him wonder if she has a place in his life. Filled with dominance and much spankings, this story is a hot read, but for the fact that I find it hard to be sympathetic with the heroine, despite her twisted ankle and the situation she found herself in.

Sex therapist Dr. Elena Boucher's world teetered on the verge of collapse when a reporter, Julien Bond, got hold of her diary in Sex Therapy by Nadia Aidan. But instead of writing the biggest scoop of his career, all Julien wanted was to be the man with whom Elena explores the fantasies she'd written about in her diary. This story is unabashedly sexy and fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. And though Elena is seven years older than Julien, she didn't dwell too much on why an attractive, much younger man would want her, and that's a refreshing change from some of the books I've read.

Light on the Water by Mima tells about a woman's frantic search for the merman she's fallen in love with months ago, and her desperate attempts to keep their love burning. This story is not the sweet romance where a magic wand is waved and everything's all right because the characters are in love, but both parties have to make sacrifices and compromises in order to make a life together. I like that Sid knew what she wanted and she had the guts to go and fight for it, even to the point of fighting Jand in order to make him see that a love like theirs was worth fighting for.

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted August 1, 2009

SUMMARY

Sun, Surf and Sex on a Beach by Tuesday Morrigan

Sun, Surf, and a summer affair...she just might experience all three, if he can keep her alive long enough.

Sun, surf, and a summer affair are the three things on Michaela Jameson's list of things to do while on vacation in Sydney, Australia. For years now beakers, Bunsen burners and hypotheses have been Michaela Jameson's whole existence. But her latest experiment just might cost Michaela her life. Determined to keep their star project alive, her employers hire Donovan Kelly to protect its most important asset, Michaela.

One look at Donovan and Michaela knows she's in trouble. With him guarding her twenty four seven she sees little chance of achieving her goals. One glance at what Michaela's hiding underneath her lab coat and Donovan knows he wants in. And judging by the heat between them, Donovan might just get his chance. That is if he can keep the sexy scientist alive long enough to cross everything off her to do list, wicked sex included.

Aloha Kaua by Jenna Byrnes

On her first trip to Hawaii, Michaela Donovan discovers lust and love in the most unusual place.

Aloha Kaua. May there be love between us. Michaela Donovan isn't sure about love, but she's looking for something on her first trip to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Her week-long stay with a group of sales contest winners, real estate agents like herself, starts out as boring as the man from Sheboygan who has eyes for her. Desperate to squeeze some fun from the rest of her vacation, Michaela sets her sights on the handsome surfer she sees every time she turns around.

Kale Mahai hangs out on the beach, surfs, then hangs out on the beach some more. Michaela can't help noticing his silky, shoulder-length black hair and smooth, muscular chest. She can only imagine what's under his colourful board shorts, and spends a lot of time doing exactly that. Kale's blue eyes are enticing, his manner seductive. His style is totally different from anyone Michaela ever met in Chicago.

What happens in Oahu stays in Oahu, right? Michaela might as well enjoy herself. It's not every day she has a vacation from ordinary, and the Hawaiian-speaking hunk who turns her world upside down isn't the type to stick around forever. When Kale predictably disappears, Michaela's reaction, and response, surprise even her.

Honeymoon for Three by Christy Lockhart

Jilted! Left at the altar, Claire Cavanaugh runs away to hide, only to end up with the honeymoon of her life.

Running away had never been so good...

Intending to hide from the embarrassment of being left at the altar, Claire Cavanaugh goes on honeymoon alone, only to find two strappingly handsome Norwegian men, one a Norse god, the other a bear of a Viking, at her beck and call.

Finn Odegaard and Christian Petersen are as wild and rugged as the fjords they call home. The two have been looking for a third to complete their relationship and when Claire arrives alone, they can't believe their luck. This lovely lady is brave, bold, and has a sexily curvy body that makes them dream of a honeymoon, for three.

Reader Advisory: This story contains m/m intimacy as part of a polyamorous relationship.

Selene's Awakening by Jude Mason

Take a gorgeous, Canadian alpha male, who's fled the rat race and moved to the woods, and add an equally gorgeous, but spoiled, British woman with an attitude and buried submissive tendencies and what do you have? World War III? Love? Maybe a little of both?

Disillusioned with the world and all its civilised gadgetry, David Wolf moves to the wilds of Western Canada's forests. Selene Jordan, one of the rich and infamous, is from the UK. She has it all and isn't afraid to show it off, or berate anyone who doesn't have as much.

Selene is vacationing in Canada and manages to run her pretty blue sports car into a ditch, and knock herself out in the process. David finds and rescues her, much to his chagrin later. She tries ordering him around and refuses to do anything to help herself or make his life easier. Yet, David keeps his calm. After all, she's not going anywhere, and he's got a plan.

Will Selene learn to pull her own weight? Or will David have to teach her a lesson in proper guest etiquette? Sparks fly and emotions run hot as these two vie for the alpha position. A position that only one of them really wants.

Reader Advisory: This story contains sensual spankings and mild D/s.

Sex Therapy by Nadia Aidan

The good doctor may be the expert, but he proves himself the master, as he takes her on a sensual journey, filled with steamy, hot nights and plenty of sex therapy.

Dr. Elena Bouchere, an expert in women's sexuality, has just one tiny little secret, she's no expert! It's been two years since she's last had sex, which means most of her advice has nothing to do with personal experience, as she claims, and more to do with her own wild imagination.

And no one knows more about Elena's wild imagination than reporter Julien Bond, who just happens to be in possession of her very naughty, very explicit diary, which reveals all the sordid details of her fantasies, none of which she's ever brought to life. But Julien wants to rectify that, so he's made a list, and over the course of a weekend vacation at an exclusive fantasy resort, he begins each day with the promise of pleasure, and ends it with the fulfilment of one fantasy from Elena's diary, leaving her in anticipation of what he will do next.

The good doctor may be the expert, but Julien proves himself the master, as he takes Elena on a sensual journey, filled with steamy, hot nights and plenty of sex therapy.

Light on the Water by Mima

She sees the beauty of mixing silver with gold, and will fight to make him see it, too.

When Sid was twenty-two, a summer storm took her into the sea. And then a merman brought her back. Not content with his decision, she dedicates herself to finding him again, ruthlessly exploring the waters of Bermuda. He's the most beautiful thing she's ever seen, and every inch of her sings "yes" in his presence.

When she finds him again, her battle has just begun. For matches between their peoples do not often end happily...

Reader Advisory: This story contains anal sex and toy play.



Erotic Rating: Total-e-burning
Genre: Contemporary, Seasonal, Paranormal, Ménage à Trois
Book Length: Anthology

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Pleasure Bound
by Authors Various, Jude Mason, Christy Lockhart, Tuesday Morrigan, Jenna Byrnes

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June 1, 2009
Available: June 1, 2009
ISBN #1907010432
EAN #9781907010439
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